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Order of Canada

Tantoo Cardinal, C.M., LL.D. (Hon)

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Tantoo Cardinal, C.M., LL.D. (Hon) C.M. Langley
Honour Appointment Investiture
Member of the Order of Canada November 4, 2009 September 3, 2010
An accomplished and celebrated actress, Tantoo Cardinal has advanced Aboriginal performing arts in Canada. Known for her authenticity, she has brought to life complex and diverse Aboriginal characters and has worked to dispel stereotypes. Her performances in both film and television, including Dances with Wolves, Legends of the Fall,and"North of 60,"have helped to blaze a trail in an industry where few roles for Aboriginal women previously existed. A founding member of the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, she serves as an inspirational role model to aspiring youth, nurturing talent in those wishing to pursue a similar path.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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